NBCUniversal’s Peacock has released the official trailer for the 44-year-old half-Mexican American actor’s original movie Psych 2: Lassie Come Home, ahead of its July 15 launch.
Written, directed and executive produced by Psych creator Steve Franks, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home focuses on Lassiter, who is ambushed on the job and left for dead. In a vintagePsych-style with a Hitchcockian nod, he begins to see impossible happenings around his recovery clinic. Roday’s Shawn and Dulé Hill’s Gus return to Lassie’s side in Santa Barbara and are forced to navigate the personal, the professional and possibly the supernatural.
This is the second Pscyh TV movie, following 2017’s Psych: The Movie.
The original series aired for eight seasons on USA.
The 43-year-old half-Mexican American actor and former Psych star will star in Psych: The Movie 2, which will premiere sometime in spring 2020 or later.
It wasoriginally slated to premiere this year, but the film will debut next year because the movie is moving from the USA Network, home of the original Psych series andPsych: The Movie, to Peacock, NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service, which launches in April.
The sequel to the first post-series film, formally known as Psych: The Movie 2, has been given a cheeky new title, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home,named after one of the show’s main characters, Santa Barbara Police Chief Carlton Lassiter, played by Tim Omundson.
Written, directed and executive produced by Psych creator Steve Franks, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home focuses on Lassiter, who is ambushed on the job and left for dead. In a vintage Psych-style Hitchcockian nod, he begins to see impossible happenings around his recovery clinic. Shawn (Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) return to Lassie’s side in Santa Barbara and are forced to navigate the personal, the professional and possibly the supernatural. Separated from their new lives in San Francisco, Shawn and Gus find themselves unwelcome in their old stomping grounds as they secretly untangle a twisted case without the benefit of the police, their loved ones or the quality sourdough bakeries of the Bay Area. What they uncover will change the course of their relationships forever.
Also returning for the second movie are original Psych cast members Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson and Corbin Bernsen.
Roday also co-wrote the movie and executive produces, Hill executive produces, Andy Bermanco-wrote, Chris Henzieexecutive produces.
The 40-year-old Mexican American actor and former Psych star has been hired to direct two episodes of Blood Drive, Syfy’s 13-episode straight-to-series, grindhouse cinema-inspired drama.
Set in a near-apocalyptic future, the series revolves around Arthur Bailey (Alan Ritchson), the last good cop in Los Angeles, and Grace (Christina Ochoa), his dangerous femme fatale partner with an agenda of her own. When Grace is forced to partner with Arthur, she’s not thrilled, to say the least. But soon she might learn that this genuinely moral, nice guy is also a determined survivor, with whom she might have more in common than she had ever imagined.
The gruesome thriller is from UCP, and James Roland, who created the series and penned the pilot, will serve as co-executive producer.
The series is in production in South Africa.
Roday is best known for his eight-year run as the hyper-observant consultant detective Shawn Spencer on UCP’s and USA Network’s hit comedy Psych, for which he also wrote and directed several episodes.
He made his theatrical directorial debut with the horror-comedy Gravyand has directed TV series including Fox’s Rosewoodand CBS’ Rush Hour.
USA Network has renewed its longest-running original scripted series Suits, starring the 47-year-old Cuban American actress, for a 16-season seventh season for a premiere in 2017.
The news comes just three episodes into the legal drama’s Season 6 run and will push Suits through the 100-episode mark, the fifth USA scripted series to do that after Monk, Burn Notice, Psych and Royal Pains.
Suits, from Universal Cable Prods., continues to be a solid ratings performer, averaging more than 3 million total viewers and 1.1 million P18-49 in Live+3 in its sixth season to date. That is off slightly from Season 5.
The current season focuses on Mike (Patrick J. Adams) facing the tough reality of prison life, with his relationship with his fiancée Rachel (Meghan Markle), and the future of Pearson Specter Litt hanging in the balance. Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty and Rick Hoffman also star.
The series, which airs Wednesdays at 9:00 pm, was created by Aaron Korsh.
The 38-year-old Mexican American actor and former Psych star has been cast as the male lead opposite Melanie Griffith in ABC’s untitled Molyneux comedy pilot (aka The Brainy Bunch), from Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television.
As part of the deal, Roday has received a blind script commitment from 20th Century Fox Television to write and/or direct a future pilot.
The single-camera Molyneux project, written/executive produced by Wendy & Lizzie Molyneux and directed by Jamie Travis, is inspired by the book by Kip and Mona Lisa Harding. Through a combination of genetics and dynamic home schooling, Kip (Roday) and Mona Lisa Mitchell find themselves raising extraordinarily intelligent kids. Kip is a former Special Forces Operations sergeant, now a stay-at-home father to his seven brilliant children.
Griffith plays Kip’s mother-in-law who takes them into her Orange County home.
In addition to starring on Psych, Roday wrote and directed multiple episodes of the USA Network dramedy.
ICM Partners has signed the 38-year-old Mexican American actor and former Psych.
Rodriguez is s best known for his eight-season turn playing the lead, fake psychic Shawn Spencer, on the USA crime dramedy created by Steve Franks, also an ICM client.
The show and Roday developed a big following on social media and also were a top draw at Comic-Con. In addition to starring, Roday wrote and directed several episodes of Psych. Following the end of the series earlier this year, he wrote and directed Shoot The Moonfor USA and Psychproducer Universal Cable Prods. through a development fund. The presentation will be delivered to USA for pickup consideration in the next few weeks.
Roday, who was at CAA, co-founded Red Dog Squadron, a Los Angeles theater company, and took over the El Centro theater on Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood in order to give actors the opportunity to realize stage passion projects as actors, writers and/or directors.
He also wrote and directed the indie Gravy, starring Lily Cole, Sarah Silverman, Dule Hill and Gabourey Sidibe.
Roday is managed by Gotham/Principal and also repped by law firm Peikoff Mahan.
The 46-year-old Cuban/Spanish American actor will guest-star on CBS’ The Good Wife.
Carbonell will portray a charming entrepreneur who catches Alicia Florrick’s eye, according to CBS.
In the episode, set to air on May 4, Alicia (Julianna Margulies) has a chance encounter with Carbonell’s character, Daniel Irwin, during jury duty, which makes her begin to consider her options outside of her marriage. Alicia will ask for guidance from none other than her mother, Veronica (Stockard Channing), who knows a thing or two about playing the field.
In the wake of Will’s death — and Peter’s not exactly compassionate response — Alicia told her husband that they would stay together for their careers, but that he was free to date whomever he wanted.
Carbonell’s previous television credits include appearances on Lost, Psych, Ringer, Wilfredand Person of Interest. He currently stars on Bates Motel.
The project, written by John Hamburg and Matt Miller, centers on a happy couple, Joel (Roday) and Lindsay, who go to a therapist (Tracey Ullman) to help them decide if they should have a baby but quickly discover they have more to discuss.
Nogueira, who most recently starred on the short-lived The Michael J. Fox Show, will portray Abby, a lovable mess who is always changing herself to suit the personality of her latest male suitor.
The pilot episode of Good Session will be directed by Hamburg.
Nogueira’s other credits include television appearances on Baby Daddy and Blue Bloods.
The 37-year-old Mexican American actor has signed on to star as the male lead on the CBS comedy pilot Good Session.
Written by John Hamburg and Matt Miller and directed by Hamburg, the project revolves around a happy couple, Joel (portrayed by Roday) and Lindsay, who go to a therapist to help them decide if they should have a baby but quickly discover they have more to discuss.
Roday’s Joel is a dedicated middle-school guidance counselor who thinks his marriage to Lindsay, a jet-setting executive, is a happy one — but when they disagree about whether the time is right to start a family, they begin the painful, funny, embarrassing and, ultimately, rewarding, road of couples counseling.
For the past eight seasons on Psych, Roday played faux psychic detective Shawn Spencer who, with the help of sidekick Gus (Dule Hill), solved police cases.
Roday was an early social media adopter and, along with Hill, helped make Psych one of the first television series to engage its fans digitally and make it a multi-platform phenomenon.
Roday recently wrote and directed the dark comedy feature Gravy.
It’ll be a memorable last hurrah for James Roday and his Psych cast mates…
USA Network has formally announced that the current eighth season of the 37-year-old Mexican American actor’s cult favorite series will be its last, which the last episode airing on March 26.
Roday and his Psych co-star Dule Hill made the official announcement today via video posted on YouTube.
“Psych has made an indelible imprint on the television landscape, with a unique brand of comedy,” said Chris McCumber, president of USA Network. “The final season celebrates the iconic characters that have made this show so beloved, and will be an exclamation point on the series’ incredible run.”
“Psych is one of those rare projects that broke into the cultural mainstream,” added Jeff Wachtel, President and Chief Content Officer, NBCU Cable Entertainment. “Its wild energy, fearless fun and engaging characters delivered an unrivaled series that will continue to be loved by fans for as long as there are ways to watch TV.”
But Psych fans will get an extra-special goodbye via Psych After Show, a one-hour live show in front of a studio audience that will feature a Q&A with Roday and the cast, as well as show creator Steve Franks.
Produced by Wilshire Studios, the after-show will feature favorite clips, audience Q&A and never-before-seen footage.
The final five episodes of the current season will beg airing February 26, right after the 2014 Winter Olympics.